How to Download Videos from Vimeo

By Sidharth | Ideas

Vimeo is yet another popular video sharing website that has good high quality videos available for viewing online. You can upload various files to Vimeo, upto 1GB per file size. With a constantly improving community we have the feature to download vimeo videos and save them on the desktop directly in it’s original format. Here is a quick guide on how to download vimeo videos:

Download Videos from Vimeo

To download videos from Vimeo you don’t require any vimeo downloader tools or any video downloader app. Vimeo provides legal download from it’s own website, you have to choose the video, click on the download link.

It’s is pretty simple actually, firstly register an basic vimeo account from the sign up page and after confirmation you can download the videos directly without any hassle.


Go to the videos page (click on the title of the video to navigate to the video page) and then on the right sidebar you will find videos in different formats for download. You have to log in to your Vimeo basic free account to download vimeo videos, and apart from that there are no other requirements!

You can download 5 video files from Vimeo with a basic free account everyday and I believe it’s more than enough!

If you are unable to find the download video link on Vimeo video page then chances are that you haven’t registered an account or you are not on the video page. Again, here is a video that explains clearly for downloading videos from Vimeo. I hope this helps

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

Leave a Comment:

(12) comments

aathiha February 6, 2011

1) must Login
2) right click on one video at the right side list
[must have IDM]
3) Download with IDM or Download FLV video with IDM
4) you can save 80% of video in this way.

Bulma Roxas September 15, 2010

Thank you so very much!

ISOHaven July 8, 2010

Sorry bud, but MOST videos are not available for download. Instead of a download link all you see is:

“Sorry, not available for download.”

So YES, we DO still need third party tools.

A April 23, 2010

Rick click on the link and choose “Save As”

Tuya April 22, 2010

Thank you!

Nicola March 21, 2010

Same problem here with Firefox, Google Chrome, and Seamonkey.

After logging in, clicking on the download link I get a page with QuickTime Player apparently downloading the video, and _eventually_ (pretty seldom) afterwards I can issue the “save in original format” QuickTime Pro command (right button click).

Only with two videos three days ago (I couldn’t figure out what the difference was) I could choose between “open” and “save” and then see the download manager with the download progress gauge… and it also works fine in this moment with Internet Explorer… 6.0… I never use/upgrade IE, so I’m getting a warning at the top of any Vimeo page: “We are phasing out support for your browser (Internet Explorer 6). Please try one of these more modern browsers: Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 8”.


    Sidharth March 21, 2010

    Actually.. I would like to talk about quicktime.. as I’ve faced similar situations while downloading a mp3 music file; Quicktime never saved it on the pc and streamed it from the browser.

    So, I just deleted quicktime (I am not sure if there is an option or plugin to stop quicktime from integrating with the browser).

    And concerning about browser, I suggest you to make an upgrade.. Firefox is just fine, maybe you can upgrade to IE9 (the latest release), or choose from the tonnes of browsers that are available for free download. Setting up and sync. is easy! IE6 is outdated.


marko February 16, 2010

Thanks for the tip! i’ve already follow the steps but when i’m go’in to click the direct link to download the video, the video itself open to another window, there is NO dialog box were the SAVE button appears..please enlignten me on this, thanks in advance!

Enkeixpress September 29, 2009


Thanks :]

    Sidharth October 7, 2009

    Glad the trick (ahem) to download vimeo videos were helpful 🙂

a_usman September 28, 2009

It is really nice tip.

Your blog is very nice, one suggestion that keep the sidebar colour white also, that will be attractive more.

    Sidharth October 7, 2009

    Thanks for the feedback. I am looking forward to make changes on sidebar as soon as I am done with other stuffs..

    Your inputs are indeed helpful.. thanks for passing by.

Add Your Reply

Leave a Comment: